Aged & Allied Health > Psychology

Raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14, say health experts

08 December, 2021

A coalition of 30 health and medical organisations has called on all state and territory premiers, health ministers and attorneys-general to urgently raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to at least 14 years of age.

Preparing the older brain for workforce re-entry

25 May, 2021 by Dr Michael Merzenich*

At any age, every brain is capable of very substantial change, in an improving and strengthening direction.

Hospital trials show low-cost tools help reduce medical errors

25 August, 2020

A series of trials run in Victorian hospitals over three years reveal that simple, low-cost behavioural interventions could help reduce the risk of avoidable medical errors.

The cost of underemploying nurses in aged care

21 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Nurses' submissions to the ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety call for better nurse-to-resident ratios.

Paramedic PTSD double that of other health professionals

18 June, 2019

Paramedics are the 'forgotten profession' within health care, and are not receiving enough help to overcome psychological injuries caused by their work.

Fake psychologist charged $40K in fines, costs

10 April, 2019

Within two weeks of a conviction for similar behaviour, a counsellor again alleged he was a 'psychologist'.

Get your (globally recognised) game face on

23 January, 2019

A new study has found that, despite humans having hundreds of facial expressions, only 35 are universally recognised.

Collaboration is key in aged care

08 November, 2016 by AHHB

Collaboration is a word that is often used but not often enough put into practice.

Australian Mental Health Care Classification Consultation Paper Released

06 January, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released the first public consultation paper on the Development of the Australian Mental Health Care Classification.

Commonwealth Home Support Program Details Announced

19 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Details of the new Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), which begins on 1 July 2015 have been announced by the Australian Government.

Australian-first Research into People Living with Dementia in Retirement Villages

24 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Living with dementia in retirement villages will be looked into for the first time with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW conducting a research project on whether people with dementia are well-supported in a village environment.

Southern Adelaide Health Alliance launches second round of projects

14 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Southern Adelaide Health Alliance (SAHA) has launched its second round of projects which will focus on cancer survivorship, wound management and allergy services.

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